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UWI fees ‘way to go’


UWI fees ‘way to go’

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GOVERNMENT’s MOVE to impose tuition fees for Barbadian students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) has got the support of an administrator of a private university with local interest.

Not only is president of the Trinidad-based University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), Dr Clinton Valley, in favour of tuition fees, but he has suggested that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago may want to follow suit.

Speaking at the official opening of the USC Barbados campus at Alphonso House, Corner of 1st & 2nd Avenues, George Street, Belleville, St Michael, yesterday, Valley praised Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who delivered the feature address and cut the ribbon to open the facilities, for recognising “that you have to pay for what you get”.

“We appreciate the fact that there is now a level playing field for students whether they go to UWI or USC. In fact, USC now comes in slightly under the UWI target of the 20 per cent UWI students have to pay. First I want to salute your Government, Mr Minister, for your bold and courageous step in taking this action.”

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.